Kumon Narellan is committed to nurturing students in our community with the necessary life skills to enable them to live their lives happily and to the fullest, encouraging them to aspire to their dreams and goals, with a willingness to face challenges, and with the motivation to try new things proactively and enthusiastically.
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Mihiri's Family Day Care, Harrington Park
I have been an educator for over 17 years and am registered with Australia Family Day Care Scheme.
My family day care offers:
- Caring for children 0 to 16 years old
- Safe and loving environment
- Care available any time - full time, occasional/casual care/overnight.
- Emergency and weekend care
- Montessori teacher
- CCB and Child Care Rebate
I have limited vacancies so please contact me for more information.
Pied Piper Kindergarten Raby and Blair Athol cater for children 0-5. We also have before and after school care and vacation care. We first opened our doors in 1995 and are very proud to have supported families in this region for over 20 years. At Pied Piper we supply all meals and have a comprehensive school readiness program. The children and families at Pied Piper are encouraged to attend our special event days, Mother’s day morning tea, Easter Hat parade, book week activities and many more throughout the year. Beat the rush! Enrol for 2018 NOW! Don’t miss out.
Call us now Blair Athol– 46209777 Or email us for an enrolment package
Anzac Day at Young Academics Early Learning Centre - Elderslie
As a part of our Young Academics Curriculum we have a strong focus on the children learning and exploring the world around them, building links with the local community and building these strong foundations of knowledge for later in life.
Throughout April the children have been learning about Anzac Day, focusing on the symbols of remembrance. The children loved sharing their stories of visiting the Anzac services and parades, learning about the game of two-up and hearing the Anzac trumpet sound. Using our basis of hands on learning and discovery the Preschool 2 classroom have been using their group learning skills and mathematical skills to make some Anzac Cookies for afternoon tea and their creativity and imaginative skills to create some art and craft poppy’s to display for Anzac Day.
At Young Academics Early Learning Centre - Smeaton Grange we understand and value partnerships with our families. During the month of April we invited all of our families to join us for our Easter celebration.
As usual we had lots of mums, dads, grandparents and siblings attend which showed the great sense of community we have here. The families and children joined in on an Easter Egg Hunt and had a special visit from the Easter Bunny. They also had the opportunity to participate in lots of craft activities, Easter games and face painting. It’s always good to see lots of happy, smiling faces at YA SG! Please contact Young Academics Early Learning Centre - Smeaton Grange
to discuss your child care needs.
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Baby Blues & Post Natal Depression
What are the baby blues?
The baby blues is a period of mood swings which you can experience soon after your baby is born. Up to 70% of women experience the baby blues, which lasts from only a few days to a couple of weeks.
What causes the baby blues? The baby blues may be caused by sudden changes in your hormone level around the time of baby's birth. However, there can be other causes. After all the anticipation and apprehension you may have felt before the birth of your baby, combined with the physical exertion of the birth itself, you might feel unprepared for the sheer weariness which overcomes you after the event. You will probably need lots of rest to get your strength back.
How will I feel if I get the baby blues? You could feel emotional and burst into tears for no particular reason. Some mothers feel very tense and anxious. They may worry about minor problems and often have trouble sleeping. Others may just feel generally unwell and excessively tired.
What is the difference between the baby blues and postnatal depression?
The baby blues occurs during the first week or so after a baby's birth and lasts for a short while. Postnatal depression is a condition which can last from several weeks to several months and affects at least 20% of mothers. Onset can be any time in the first year after the birth. Isolation from social networks and significant life events such as a death in the family or moving house are strongly linked to postnatal depression.
Symptoms of postnatal depression:
- Loss of control when usually competent
- Poor self-image
- Low self-worth
- Inability to cope ie. with household tasks
- Inability to think clearly or find the right words
- Tearfulness for no apparent reason
- Exhaustion and over-concern about lack of sleep
- Overwhelming feelings of anxiety or depressed mood
- Poor appetite or overeating
- Loss of sexual interest
- Fear of being alone
- Fear of social contact
- Obsessional thoughts or activities
- Exaggerated fears about health and safety of self, baby or partner
- Suicidal thoughts, plans or actions Remember, it is normal for all mothers to experience times of emotional and physical exhaustion. If your depression or anxiety lasts more than two weeks, however, do not hesitate to seek help.
What should I do if I think I have postnatal depression?
Try discussing your feelings with your early childhood nurse or your doctor. They may in turn refer you and your baby to a Family Care Centre where you and your baby will receive support, understanding and assistance as required. Talk to your husband/partner or trusted family members and friends. It is important that you should not continue to endure any distressing symptoms in the hope they will go away. Remember that postnatal depression can be treated successfully with the right help.
Treatment may include:
Will I get better?
- A group support programme where you have the opportunity to meet with other mothers who are experiencing feelings similar to yours
- Help with your baby's needs
- Appropriate medication treatment; caring for yourself will help you to manage all the other things better.
Yes, you will get better. It may take a while, but with appropriate help you will feel better about the changes in your life.
Can I help myself?
Yes, by seeking help when you recognise that you may have postnatal depression.
It is important that you take the time to attend to your own needs when demands are being made of you, not only by your baby, but by other members in your family. Plan regular small amounts of time away from baby to recharge. Make sure you do not become isolated in your home. Pay special attention to your diet. Eat regular meals and try to get as much rest as often as your baby allows. Extract from http://www.tresillian.net/